Good Manners

Let's work on  Good Manners. 

Classes

Good Manners: Level I

$196 (HST included)

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

PREREQUISITE

For dogs over 16 weeks.  This class is for dogs who are dog and people friendly and up to date on current vaccinations or have a letter from your veterinarian. We will send you a link to an orientation video to introduce you to training and to Carolark with your confirmed registration. Please also review our Policies and Training Guidelines

 

WHAT YOU LEARN

You will learn basic training for good manners in an effective friendly manner.  We work on the management of your dog's behaviour, elimination of unwanted behaviour and focus on the desired behaviour by rewarding appropriate responses.

 

Behaviours taught will include sit, down, stand, come when called, leave it, stay, polite greetings, and attention to the handler with increasing distractions.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Please use the "Class Schedule" button to view our list of available classes and register.

 

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Good Manners: Level II (Public Manners)

$175 (HST included)

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

PREREQUISITE

Successful completion of Good Manners Level I or equivalent.   Dogs should have foundation skills underway such as sit, down, sit/stay and recall.

Dogs should be people and dog-friendly and fully vaccinated.

 

WHAT YOU LEARN

Dogs will extend the basics  and add complimentary skills that support great public manners. Dogs in this class will work on accepting a friendly stranger, sitting patiently, walking on a loose leash, accepting grooming and handling from a stranger, walking through a crowd, walking by other dogs, behaving calmly around other dogs, working around distractions, responding to cues at a distance and remaining calm when left in supervised isolation for short periods of time.  Skills initiated in Good Manners I are extended with greater distractions

 

WHY?

This is an excellent step for a well-behaved dog out in public.  This class would be a helpful in preparation for the Responsible Dog owners “Canine Good Citizen” certification, Canadian Kennel Club "Canine Good Neighbour" or in preparation for evaluation as a therapy dog with organizations like Therapeutic Paws of Canada, Ottawa Therapy dogs or the Ottawa Humane Society's Brightening lives program..

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Good Manners: Level II

$175 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

PREREQUISITE

Completion of Carolark Good Manners Level I or similar.  Dogs should have foundation skills underway such as sit, down, sit/stay, off, polite greetings and recall.

 

Dogs should be people and dog-friendly and fully vaccinated.

 

WHAT YOU LEARN

Continuation of Good Manners Level I skills concentrating on improving responses in the presence of Distractions and adding complexities of Distance and Duration. We add a variety of advanced tasks to challenge your dog’s mind. 

 

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Good Manners: Level III

$175 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

PREREQUISITE

Successful completion of a Good Manners Level II program or equivalent.  Dogs should be people and dog-friendly and fully vaccinated.

 

WHAT YOU LEARN

This is a self-directed challenge course. Each class has a small group of students. We provide a list of suggested challenges.  We teach and coach you in training your dog to meet the challenges you choose.  

 

The challenges set out five different levels of stays, recalls, loose leash walking, distance work, tricks, advanced shaping, and targeting.

 

As a bonus, you can set out your selected challenges to work towards completion of Carolark's "Rainbow Challenge,"  

 

To register, click on the "Class Schedule" button.  This is a continuously running class that allows you to start when you want.  Choose your time slot and start date and registeration is for 6 weeks of participation.

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